Resources for Kids

Overview

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DK FindOut!

Great resource for kids 7-11, with free access to thousands of images and age-appropriate content covering science, math, geography, English, history, and more.
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Explora Primary (Grades K-5)

Designed for elementary school researchers with simple search for articles, essays, and primary source documents; easy-to-browse topics, and overviews to help students find a starting point.
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Explora Secondary (Grades 6-12)

Designed for middle and high school researchers with simple search for articles, essays, and primary source documents. easy-to-browse topics, and overviews to help students find a starting point.
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Homework Center @ the Library

Kids in grades 3-12 can drop by the Library’s free Homework Center (upper level) for hands-on help and tutoring for kids in grades 3-12 during the BVSD school year, and math/physics tutoring for teens in grades 9-12.
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Middle Search Plus (Grades 6-8)

Articles from popular elementary school magazines, encyclopedia articles, and an image collection of photos, maps, and flags.
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Novelist K-8

Discover great books for kids and young adults. Search by title, author, series or reading level to find similar titles and reviews. Find author biographies.
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Primary Search (Grades K-5)

Articles from popular elementary school magazines, encyclopedia articles, and an image collection of photos, maps, and flags.
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Tumblebook Library

Enjoy audiobooks, animated ebooks, graphic novels, math help and more through August 30th!
Tumblebooks K-6 | TumbleMath K-6 | AudioBookCloud | TeenBookCloud

What is a database?

  • A database shows you articles and pictures from many newspapers, encyclopedias, magazines and books.

Why can’t I just use Google?

  • Library databases have articles written by experts. There are great websites, but they can be written by anyone and may have incorrect information.
  • Teachers often want you to use primary sources, which are easier to find in library databases.

I need help!